Music

Blake Shelton Explains Why He Returned to ‘The Voice’ for 8th Season

The country superstar has appeared on every season of The Voice and is one of the most popular and successful coaches in the show’s history.

Season 8 of The Voice kicked off on Monday, Feb. 23, and Blake Shelton is back in the coach’s chair. Shelton, along with pal Adam Levine, has appeared on every season of the show and is one of the most sought-after coaches on the show.

“What really drives me now is to try to help someone else reach the level that they want to reach and have an opportunity for the world to hear their music and voice and about who they are as an artist,” Shelton said in a recent interview with ABC News Radio. “To have one little, tiny part in that for some of these artists, that’s really exciting for me.”

From RaeLynn to the Swon Brothers, several of Shelton’s team members have gone on to success. He says this is what keeps him coming back as a coach on the show season after season.

“Some of the most exciting things that’s happened for me in recent times is seeing artists that I’ve worked with on this show have some success, whether it’s getting a record deal, whether it’s winning an award. Whatever it is. Being nominated for awards — those are the things that keep me coming back here as a coach on The Voice,” explained Shelton.

He also said he has a solid team this season, and he feels lucky to be on the show and share his knowledge and experience with his talented team members.

The Voice airs Monday nights at 8 PM ET on NBC.

Related: 11 Most Hilarious Blake Shelton Moments on The Voice

recommended for you

Blake Shelton Explains Why He Returned to ‘The Voice’ for 8th Season